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CorConsult Rx: Evidence-Based Medicine and Pharmacy

Apr 12, 2022

On this episode, we are joined by Dr. Nina Lathia, BScPhm, RPh, MSc, PhD, to discuss the process of developing and managing a drug formulary. Dr. Lathia is a pharmacist and health economist in Toronto, Canada. She defines a drug formulary and explains some of the criteria used to establish a specific formulary. She also reviews some of the following: 

- Comparative effectiveness studies including clinical trials, and real-world studies including a discussion of pros and cons of RCTs vs. real-world studies

- Using the PICO (population, intervention, comparator, outcomes) framework to evaluate studies;

- Types of studies that best inform safety outcomes (adverse events)

- Economic studies – a brief overview of cost-effectiveness analysis

- Principles of fair access to prescription drugs

- Challenges that prescribers and clinicians experience when trying to navigate formularies

You can contact Dr. Lathia at the following e-mail address or at her LinkedIn profile:
LI profile:
If you want some handouts on study design from Dr. Lathia, click the link below:
Study Design Review
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This podcast reviews current evidence-based medicine and pharmacy treatment options. This podcast is intended to be used for educational purposes only and is intended for healthcare professionals and students. This podcast is not for patients and not intended as advice or treatment.